This morning the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have closed the past behind their countries and opened a new chapter by signing what they termed as a joint declaration of peace and Friendship.
According to Yemane G. Meskel Eritreas Information minister, this joint agreement that specifies five pillars, was signed this morning at State House by President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The Joint Declaration states, in part that; State of war that existed between the two countries has come to an end. A new era of peace and friendship has been ushered
Eritrea and Ethiopia have signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship today. The Agreement, which specifies five pillars, was signed this morning at State House by President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pic.twitter.com/ACSticSWpm
— Yemane G. Meskel (@hawelti) July 9, 2018
The two leaders also agreed that both countries will work to promote close cooperation in political, economic, social, cultural and security areas.
The joint declaration highlights Transport, trade and telecommunication ties will be resumed; diplomatic ties and activities renewed.
Border decision will be implemented and both countries will work together to guarantee regional peace, development and cooperation.
I'm presuming, the pillars are,
1. Cessation of hostility & military withdrawal,
2. Restoring diplomatic relations,
3. Restoring economic cooperation,
4. Promoting public transportation across borders,
5. Implementing the EEBC decisions, demarcating the borders.
Ain't so? pic.twitter.com/0pdZ2OyI8r
— Bahre Negash (@ErythreanSea) July 9, 2018